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The Resource Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur, Constance Coiner

Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur, Constance Coiner

Label
Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur
Title
Better red
Title remainder
the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur
Statement of responsibility
Constance Coiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Olsen and Le Sueur challenge the bourgeois assumptions - often masked as classless and universal - of much canonical literature; and by creating working-class women's writing, they problematize the patriarchal nature of the Left and the masculinist assumptions of much proletarian literature, anticipating the concerns of "second wave" feminists a generation later
  • Better Red is an interdisciplinary study addressing the complicated intersection of American feminism and the political left as refracted in Tillie Olsen's and Meridel Le Sueur's lives and literary texts. The first book-length study to explore these feminist writers' ties to the American Communist Party, it contributes to a re-envisioning of 1930s U.S. Communism as well as to efforts to promote working-class writing as a legitimate category of literary analysis. At once loyal members of the male-dominated Communist Party and emerging feminists, Olsen and Le Sueur move both toward and away from Party tenets and attitudes - subverting through their writing formalist as well as orthodox Marxist literary categories
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coiner, Constance
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Working class
  • Working class writings, American
  • Women communists
  • Working class authors
  • Working class in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Working class authors
  • Authors, American
  • Women communists
  • Women authors, American
  • Working class writings, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Olsen, Tillie
  • Le Sueur, Meridel
Label
Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur, Constance Coiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Thirties' Literary Left -- 2. "Scratch a Communist ... ": Women and the American Communist Party During the Depression -- 3. Meridel Le Sueur: Biographical Sketch and Reportage -- 4. Le Sueur's The Girl, "Our Fathers," "Annunciation," and "Corn Village" -- 5. Tillie Olsen: Biographical Sketch and Thirties' Publications -- 6. Olsen's Yonnondio: From the Thirties -- 7. Literature as "No One's Private Ground": Olsen's Tell Me a Riddle and Silences
Control code
30624881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780195056952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1641288
Label
Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur, Constance Coiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Thirties' Literary Left -- 2. "Scratch a Communist ... ": Women and the American Communist Party During the Depression -- 3. Meridel Le Sueur: Biographical Sketch and Reportage -- 4. Le Sueur's The Girl, "Our Fathers," "Annunciation," and "Corn Village" -- 5. Tillie Olsen: Biographical Sketch and Thirties' Publications -- 6. Olsen's Yonnondio: From the Thirties -- 7. Literature as "No One's Private Ground": Olsen's Tell Me a Riddle and Silences
Control code
30624881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780195056952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1641288

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